The rules: (1) Males, of course. Women lovers can make their own list. (2) Each actor's name may appear only once. So, despite the many hot movies by, say, Coco Martin, I had to pick just one. (3) The sexiness of the actor and the sexiness of the role count, but most of all, it's about the performance: the sexiness that the actor brings to the role. As for the definition of sexy? Let these 102 examples (I cheated) illustrate that vast spectrum.
1. Coco Martin in Daybreak 2. Kristoffer King in Babae Sa Breakwater 3. Carlos Morales in Laro Sa Baga 4. Alfred Vargas in Bridal Shower 5. Josh Ivan Morales in Ang Lihim Ni Antonio 6. JR Valentin in Ang Pagdadalaga Ni Maximo Oliveros 7. Piolo Pascual in Lagarista 8. Paolo Rivero in Live Show 9. Jay Aquitania in Roxxxanne 10. Yul Servo in Dose 11. Christian Vasquez in Liberated 2 12. Tyrone Perez in Twilight Dancers 13. Sid Lucero in Donsol 14. Harry Laurel in Ang Lalake Sa Parola 15. Jordan Herrera in Lupe 16. Rodel Velayo in Kangkong 17. Diether Ocampo in La Vida Rosa 18. Justin De Leon in Ang Lalake Sa Parola 19. Gary Estrada in Booba 20. Zanjoe Marudo in Kimmy Dora 21. Jet Alcantara in Bathhouse 22. Kenjie Garcia in Ang Lihim Ni Antonio 23. Jamil Basa in Troika 24. Paolo Serrano in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John 25. Janvier Daily in Roxxxanne 26. Jerwin Mercado in Hanggang Dito Na Lamang at Maraming Salamat 27. Marco Morales in Walang Kawala 28. Edgar Allan Guzman in Imoral 29. Will Sandejas in Sikil 30. Joash Balejado in Heavenly Touch 31. Paolo Contis in One Night Only 32. Felix Roco in Engkwentro 33. J.E. Sison in Bikini Open 34. Joeffrey Javier in Boylets 35. Jomari Yllana in Katayan 36. Gerald Lauron in Mapanukso 37. Marky Lopez in Huling Birhen Sa Lupa 38. Cogie Domingo, Danilo Barrios, and James Blanco in Cool Dudes 39. Lauren Novero in Mga Pusang Gala 40. Khalani Ferreria in Xerex 41. Jay Manalo in Prosti 42. Jay L Dizon in I Love Dreamguyz 43. Ken Escudero in Sikil 44. Beejay Morales in Hada 45. Rayan Dulay in Bathhouse 46. Joseph Bitangcol in Paupahan 47. Topher Barretto in Quicktrip 48. Jam Melendrez in Red Diaries 49. Anton Bernardo in Saranggani 50. Toffee Calma in Showboyz 51. Alex Alano in Pangarap Ng Puso 52. Eric Parilla in Tuhog 53. JC Castro in Kapag Ang Palay Naging Bigas, May Bumayo 54. Gerald Madrid in Pedrong Palad 55. Sherwin Ordonez in Kurap 56. Allen Dizon in Ang Tipo Kong Lalaki 57. Andrew Schimmer in Green Paradise 58. Dennis Torre in Sagwan 59. Allyson VII in Gusto Ko Nang Lumigaya 60. Alberto De Esteban in Hayup Sa Sex Appeal 61. Leonardo Litton in Gigil 62. Ran Domingo in Binyag 63. Alvin Anson in Kapirasong Gubat Sa Gitna Ng Dagat 64. Mark Dionisio in Kainan Sa Highway 65. Rico Barrera in Lalamunan 66. Johnron Tañada in Lovebirds 67. Russel Simon in Room Service 68. Leandro Baldemor in Pedrong Palad 69. Paolo Paraiso in Imoral 70. Niño Fernandez in Ang Lihim Ni Antonio 71. Ryan Forbes in Jupit 72. Kris Martinez in Green Paradise 73. Wendell Ramos in Gamitan 74. John Hall in Xerex 75. Douglas Robinson in Little Boy/Big Boy 76. Dante Balboa in Takaw-Tingin 77. Cholo Barretto in Sa Aking Pagkakagising Mula Sa Kamulatan 78. Randolph Dungo in Sagwan 79. Aries Pena in Boy 80. Arjay Carreon in Campus Crush 81. Ralph Darell Mateo in Lukaret 82. Dayal Chowdhary in Seroks 83. Johnny Delgado in Tanging Yaman 84. Mark Anthony Fernandez in Biyaheng Langit 85. Robin Padilla in Buhay Kamao 86. Jake Roxas in Xerex 87. Andro Morgan in Quicktrip 88. Victor Basa in Maling Akala 89. Jason Abalos in Endo 90. Marcus Madrigal in Sa Pagdapo Ng Mariposa 91. John Lloyd Cruz in One More Chance 92. Sam Milby in You Are The One 93. Jericho Rosales in Nasaan Ka Man 94. Jon Avila in One Night Only 95. Polo Ravales in Manay Po 96. Bojo Molina in Gusto Ko Nang Lumigaya 97. Adrian Landicho in Hikbi 98. Neil Ryan Sese in Ang Pagdadalaga Ni Maximo Oliveros 99. John Prats in OMG! (Oh My Girl) 100. Rainier Castillo in Ded Na Si Lolo
At the Bottom of the 100: Stars whose sexier works are probably in television (Dingdong Dantes, Dennis Trillo, Marco Alcaraz, Richard Gutierrez, Derek Ramsey, Rafael Rosell), or whose sexier movies are probably ahead of them (Gerald Anderson, Aljur Abrenica, Jake Cuenca, Joem Bascon); Pin-up crushes deprived of memorbale roles (Francis Enriquez, Harold Pineda, Jethro Ramirez, Carlo Maceda, Jon Romano); Atypically sexy turns (Romalito Mallari, Nathan Lopez, Josh Deocareza, Eric Fructuoso, Robert Arevalo, Eddie Garcia, Vhong Navarro, Mark Bautista, Baron Geisler, Carlo Aquino, Rico Yan); Surprisingly sexy turns in flops (Manny Pacquiao, Mikee Arroyo, Mark Lapid); Powerhouse male acting (John Estrada, Mario Magalona, Julio Diaz, Ronnie Lazaro, Joel Torre); Macho icons whose sexier roles are probably behind them (Bong Revilla Jr., Vic Sotto); Off-the-radar sensations (Gabz Del Rosario, Bodjong Fernandez, G. Ford Lara, Leandro Muñoz, Arnold Reyes, Antonio Aquitania, Angelo Ilagan, Ping Medina, Jonathan Neri, John Wayne Sace, Carlos Agassi, TJ Trinidad, Luis Alandy, Jiro Manio, Alcris Galura, Aieous Asin, Joseph Obligacion, Rob Da Silva, Ace Ricafort, Raymond Cabral, Froilan Moreno, Charles Delgado, Denver Olivarez, Dante Gomez, Harold Montano, Winston Elizalde, and the rest of the cast of Sagwan).
Talk back. Which sexy performance did I miss?
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